Files

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How it Works

  • Computerisms Online File Storage is a method of storing files on the Web Server so they can be accessed from multiple locations
    • When configured correctly, the storage area can be used as a drive letter on your windows computer or it is mounted in your file system if you use linux or a mac.
    • The storage area can also be accessed via a browser at https://files.domain.tld
    • Your email address and password are required to access the files by either method
  • This service is using the WebDAV protocol; you should be able to use any client that supports WebDAV
  • This service would be useful for an organization that needs the functionality of a fully accessible file server outside the office.

What are the limits

  • Each Hosting Customer is assigned a user account with a quota
  • Initial Quota value is to send a warning email when storage exceeds 10 GB, and deny storage that will exceed 12 GB
    • This value includes all content from all services under your user account, including your Web Site and any files being stored by the Fetch service
      • If you access your FTP account, the contents of all folders you see will be counted towards your quota
  • If you require extra space, we have some flexibility to work with you, please contact us to discuss options

A word about Security

  • There is only one storage area
    • The storage area can be accessed by anybody with an email address in your organization
  • You may make any number of folders in the storage area
    • You may not deny access of any folder to any users, there is no permissions scheme.

Setting up File Storage on Windows 10

  • Open your file explorer
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  • Right click on "This PC"
  • Choose "Map Network Drive..."
  • Select a Drive letter (I have chosen W for Web)
  • The folder field will look like this https://files.domain.tld
  • Be sure to select Reconnect at logon
  • Also be sure to select Connect using different credentials
  • When everything is entered, click the finish button
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  • Enter your email address
  • Enter your email password
  • Select Remember my credentials
  • Click OK
  • you will now note a new drive available to store documents on
  • Any files you put on this drive will be accessible via the website for anyone with valid credentials